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0st-iqpt$, glontaB, Startfe 81, ,1890- NEWS UNDER THE DOME. JUDGE TALLIANT DECIDES Itf TITOS SAX AND THOMAS SCOTT- OF P. F. Alexander Loses Hie Case Against the Western' Investment & Improvement Co. Other Rulings Six Divorces Granted Martin Reiser Sued Twe New Corporations A, 825,000 Jadgmeat Legal Notes. Judge Valllant rendered a decision In the case of Daniel P. Alexander against tba Western InTestment A Improvement Co. and S. F. and T. A. Scott, deciding in favor of the Scotts. Mr. Alexander was given eighty-one shares of the Western Improvement Co. stock valued at $81,000 as commissions and In exchange for services rendered. He fell out with Thomas Scott, and entered suit against the company to recover the amount of the stock and alleged fraud, saying the Scotts had Incorporated the company with a capital of $1,600,000 and claimed it was all paid up in lawful money of the United States, when no money was paid In, whatever. Jndge Valllant said the Supreme Court has decided that though the stutntes contain the words "lawful money of the United States" It can be read or interpreted to mean an equivalent to the amount of money mentioned in the articles of incorporation of any company. A number of real estate experts and old experienced agents had been on the stand and testified to the Tyler and Dundee places being worth $1,500,-000. Though only $750,00) was paid for the ground the defendants had spent large sums of money in changing it from a garden or field to beautiful city blocks and lots, making the street and grade and Improving it with sawers and In other ways, and brought it up to Kg present, value. As no fraud was proven Judgment must be entered for the defendants. Judge Valliaat'a Other Rulings. Feschke vs. Sommers; finding and Judgment for defendants. St. Louis Merchants' Bridge Terminal Railway Co. vs. St. Louis Sugar ltefioing Co.;Chas. II. Turner, David F. Eaime and Joseph T. Donovan appointed commissioners. Six Divorces Granted. Mrs. Emma Wright, who was married to Thomas J. Wright, August 30, 1SS5, was this morning divorced from her husband on the charge of desertion. Amanda Null was divorced from William J. Null, on her petition and granted toe custody of ber child, Perry. She was married in August, 1871, and says her husband kept up a system of abuse from the day of the mar-rime to the date of his departure In March, 18S7.- Mrs. Caroline Robinson submitted her petition to Judge Dtlion this morning and he divorced her from James C. Robinson on the ground of general indignities. After the mar-riageMn September, 1SS4, he soon began to abuse, beat and curse her, she stated, until October, lh8), when she left him. Charlotte Keinert was divorced from William Relnert this morning by Judge Withrow. She was married October 14, 1886, and her husband left her two weeks later. Mrs. Reinert was also granted the custody of her child. Malinda Woods secured a divorce from Fred Woods, after telling a story to the effect that she was married August 9, 1383, and since that date up to October of the same year, when he deserted her, he had Deen guilty of conduct that constituted him a vagrant; that be was a gambler and failed to support ber. She was also restored to her maiden name, Randolph. Mary E. Porter was divorced from Edward C. Porter on ner cross-bill to her husband's petition. He charged her with adultery, and she charged him with neglect, desertion and abuse. Tney were married in March, 1878, and separated in January, 18S9, As be is well-to-do Judge Withrow granted her $1,000 alimony and the custody of her three children, tpsey, Elmer and Earl. Ex-City Marshal Neiser Sued. August Bollrnan's $10,000 damage suit against Martin Neiser and his bondsmen, Jose Uickel, Louis Mette, Louis Oltenad and Bernard Barutio, was up before a special jury in Judge Klein's court this morning. Bollman owns a brick kiln cn Eighteenth street between Cass avenue ana O' Fallon street. The property on which the kiln stands was condemned for an alley in 18Sd and on July 11, 18S9, Michael Lynch and William Boyce, two Deputy Marshals, went to Boll-man's place to serve a notice to vacate. He refused to be served and in attempting, to hold Dim a rough and tumble fight ensued. Bollman was arrested and locked up. He sues Martin Neiser for $10,000 damages for personal injuries and aarnasres to his reputation and fair name. Judge Klein has practically settled the case by his ruling on a demurrer in which ha said the deputies bad no legal right to foroe a service on Bollman or engage In a knock-down fight in the discharge of their duty. Two New Corporations. The Belmont Improvement and Property Co. filed articles of incorporation In Recorder Ilobbs' office this morning. The capital stock is $50,000, all paid up. Thos. P. Hayden olds 500 shares, John A. Hayden 490 shares nd Andrew J. Nauston 10 shares. he Hayden Slate Co. also filed articles ot incorporation in the Recorder's office this morning. The capital stock la S5. 000, all paid iin. Thomas F. Hayden holds 51 shares. John A. Hayden, 46 shares and James C. Sleeper, 3 shares. A 825,000 Judgment. The Terre Haute Iron & Nail-works obtained judgment for $25,000 In Judge Williams' room this morning against Andris Jachanes la January, 4887, the pllntiff company con traded with Mr. Jachanes to buy 5,000 tons of basic steel slabs, and the company was to rilace 29.000 to his credit with .baring liros. of London. The company claims he drew the entire sum ana then refused to pay tne freight. The company was compelled to pay the freight and sued to recover it. Legal Notes. Daniel Danahy was given judgment for $500 gainst John J. Ball and others this morning by consent in Judge Klein's court. The suit was on a note. Louis Obert obtained judgment for $837.10 against c. If. Heckmeyer in Judge WIthrow's Court this morning for beer sold and deliver ed to defendant. Frank M. Estes. representing Carnegie, Phlpps A Co. of Pittsburg, entered a suit In nttachment against the Detroit Steel & Spring works this morning lor o,iu.o(. Mrs. Maria Colman in a very peculiarly worded will drawn by her in aiarcn, iss4. leaves $1 to hsr daughter, Cholle Allen, $100 to her grandson, and ber real estate is to be divided between her daughters. Judge Klein overruled the motions of defendants In the condemnation suit of the Keokuk & Northwestern Railway Co. against John D. Perry and other North St. Louis property owners this morning and appointed A. Manny. L. 1). Kingsland and Charles F. Vogol commissioners to appraise the property wanted by the railroad. ' Death of Dr. Bmurker. Luther M. Smncker died suddenly at his Dr. residence, SC17 Garfield avenue, on Saturday night, and will be burled to-day. Dr. Smacker moved to this city recently from Jefferroa City, where he lived for many years. He was born In Pennsylvania, where he graduated in dentistry. Government Aid. Wabhihgton. D. C, March 81. Secretary Proctor has authorized Col. II. C. Hodges, Depo Quartermaster at Jeffersonvllle, Ind,, to loan the Mayors of Louisville and Jeffersonvllle such tarpaulins as are on hand for the protection of property saved from the recent disaster In Louisville. A Murderous Juvenile. Fokt (Smith, ark., March 81. Joseph Har-gus, a 12-year-old boy. Is In all charged with a deliberate attempt to murder his little sister. EAST ST. LOUIS AND BELLEVILLE. Items of Interest Gathered To-Day Iieyomd the Big Bridge. Bernhard HIrsch, a 14-year-old St. Louis boy who had run away from home, was a- rested in East St. Louis yesterday ana re turned to bis parents. A S-year old son of Samuel Buchanan, Sec retary of the E. E. T. M. C. A., died yesterday and was burled at Bellefontalne Cemetery In St. Louis to-day. Two stock companies, having headquarters in East St. Louis, have been formed for the purpose of lighting Mexico cities with electricity. One Is the Du-rango Electrle Lieht Co., which purposes to light the city of Durango, Hex. Its capital stock is placed at $150,000 in 1,500 Agnas-Calientas shares. The other is the Electric-Light Co. to light the city of Aguas-Calientas, Mex. Its capital is $150,000, also In 1.500 shares. Theodore Plate, John Plate and Albert Schenk are the Incorporators of both companies and hold all the stock. The stock of both companies is divided between them in the same propor tion, viz.: Theodore Plate, 1,000 shares; John Plate. 250 shares: Albert Sehenk, asu snare. Licenses to incorporate have been secured by both companies. Articles were forwarded to Belleville this morn In it to be recorded. The City Water Co. paid their BroaJway fmprovement assessment of $591.62 to-day. Butler MeCracker paid $420.81. and Mrs. Sonata Luecker 54S3.20 for the same Improve ment. The total amount so far received by Collector Jackleseh on the viaduct and street assessments Is 13.719.63. The police raided the sand houses last night and captured sixteen tramps. F. A. Steele of the Vnndalia Road conducted services yesterday afternoon at the B. R. T. M. C. A. rooms. Belleville. The warehouse of the Crown mill cooper shop was wrecked by the weight of the snow last night. The building was a one-story frame, about 100 feet long. The timbers gave wav at the idx of the roof, and one-half of the building fell - east and the other half west. No one was in or near the building when it fell. It was stored with a large num ber of new barrels, onlv a few of which were damazed. The snow fall of yesterday Is said Dy old residents to have been the heaviest seen in St. Clair County for the last forty years. It melted very fast, and the- fall was much greater than is apparent. The depth of the snow at 7 a. m. to-day was 14 Inches. It Is estimated that the actual fall was between 20 and 24 inches. Traffic Is seriously obstructed. No attempt was made to run street cars until late In the day, and then it was found impossible to get a car through with four miles until the snow was shoveled from the track. Little Interest is apparent in the election which takes place to-morrow. Seven Alder men, an Assessor, a Chief Supervisor a Con stable and four Assistant Supervisors are to c-e elected. The candidates for Aldermen so far announced are Henry F. Zerweck in the First Ward, William White In the Second. Sohn Wamsen in th Fourth, John Bux and Julius auna in tne tutu. vv. cronot ana Louis Klein in the Sixth, E. F. Winklin and Henry Burman in the Seventh. White, Wamser, Bux and Burman are candidates for re-election. John Grass and John Lorenzen are candi dates for Chief Supervisor, the latter for re election. Joseph Dietz and jacop uecnerer are candidates for Assistant Supervisor end George W. Merken and W. S. Hughes for Constable. Judge Cyrus Cook of Madison County, will occupy Judee Hay's bench in the St. Clair County Court next Saturday, to decide matters pertaining; to the report of the executrix of the estate of the late Sebastian Fietsam concern ing the assignment of the People's Bank. One of the features of the centenlal celebra tion of the organization of St. Clair County will be the decoration oi the Court-bouse. The Board of Supervisors have appropriated S100 expressly for that purpose. Thirty. six children were connrwea yester day at St. Paul's Frea Protestant Church by fastor w eber. The funeral of the late Dr. Maurice D. Lacrolx took place yesterday at Walnut Hill Cemetery. It was attended by a large con course of friends. AN OLD SEAMAN GONE. Vice-Admiral Stephen C. Rowan Passes Away at Washington. Washington, D. C, March 31. Vice-Ad miral Stephen Rowan, U. S. X. (retired), died of Bright's disease at an early hour this morning at the Ebbitt House, in this city, Stephen Clegg Rowan was born near Dublin, Ireland, on Christmas Day, 1808, and at the time of his death was over 81 years of age. He emigrated to the United States in early life, and in 1826 received a commission as midshipman in the United States Navy, his appointment being credited to Ohio During the Seminole War, from 1R32 to 1836, he was engaged in boat expeditions on the Florida Coast, and in 1S3 was promoted to a lieutenancy. After service on the coast survey he partici pated in the capture of Monterey and ban Diego, Cai., being attached to the Pacific squadron. While on blockade dnty in the Gulf of California wltn tne "cyane" he destroyed a number ol gunboats and captured many vessels. He commanded the naval brigade under Admiral Stockton in the victories of San Gabriel and La Mesa, January 9 and 10, 1847 wa9 highly commended for valor in the face ot the enemy and received a wound in the shoulder. Later he com manded a land expedition in the Interior of Mexico, and attacked a large hostile force. In 1855 he was pro moted to commander. At the attack of the rebellion Rowan was In command of the steam sloop "Pawnee" and participated In the first naval engagement ot the war, the attack on the rebel batteries at Acquia Creek ; under Commodore Stringham he participated In the bombard ment and capture of the forts at Hatteras, and afterwards destroyed Fort Ocraooke. In the attack on Roanoke Island Rowan led Goldsborougb's fleet, and upon the surrender of the forts pursued and destroyed the enemy 8 flotilla. Rowan con ducted several expeditions among the sounds of North Carolina, co-operated with Burnside's column in the capture ot New-hern, captured Fort Macon, and In a series of expeditions drove the enemy from the North Carolina waters. For conspicuous gallantry he was commissioned Captain and Commo dore on the same day, July 16,1862, and placed In command of the ironclad the "New Iron sides," engaged In operations against Charleston. For many months he held this position, belnar engaged In an almost constant conflict wit n the vessels and forts of the rebels. In 1866 he was made Rear-Ad mlral, and In 1870 was made Vice-Ad mlral. After the war he commanded the Asiatic squadron, served as Chief of the Norfolk: Navy Yard, as Governor of the Naval Asylum and in 1882 was appointed to the Su- perlntendency ot the Naval Observatory From 1883 until his retirement he was Chair man of the Light-house Board. FOUND IN BLOODY RON. A Party of Boys Discover the Left Side ot Man's Body Buried la a Bole. Detroit, March 81. A ghastly discovery was made this morning in liioody Kun, a mall stream In . the eastern part, of the City, which takes its name from k historic tragedy. Three boys playing in the block discovered human remains la a hole which had been filled np. The ghastly frag ment is that of the left side ot a man's body with one leg attached. The head was mlstlnc. The section of the body was re moved to the Morgue. The fact that the flesh remains on the bones leads the Coroner to believe that the body was not cut up by medi cal students. Clothing Store Scorched. New Tork, March 31. Fire at an early hour this morning did damage ot (15,000 to the stock of David Bros., manufacturers of clothing. No. 637 Broadway. The building was damaged to the extent ot $3,000. Ktmmler Sentenced. Buffalo. X. T.. March 31. Eemmler has been sentenced to death at Auburn Prison, as prescribed by law, during the week beginning .Apru -o. THE SOUTHERN FLOODS. INCREASED DANGER AT KEMPHIS, TENN. AND CAIRO. ILL. Heavy Bain at the Former Place A Rise at Cairo Serlons Levee Breaks The River at Helena. Ark., at a Stand Planta tions in Mississippi Submerged The Skipwith Crevasse. Greenville. Miss. , March 3L The river in front of the town is falling, although the backwater in the rear of the town is rising. The levee Is still holding, however, and there are hopes that it will not break. The break at Euston's is now 1,500 feet wide, at Offut's 1,100, at Skipwith 800 and Huntington about 800. At the latter place the swift current across the plantations is washing away every thing. The mall and express Is carried In skiffs. Disastrous Rain. Memphis, Tenn.. March 31. After a fall ot four-tenths the river is again rising here, Rain has fallen In torrents since last night and all the small streams are running full. It now seeus probable that all the low lands below Helena, not already inundated, will be overflowed within the next two weeks. A break In the levee ot about fifty feet occurred about midnight at Austin, Miss., and at 7 o'clock this moralng it had widened to 300 feet. There is no possible wav to close the gap and as the levee is on a sandy foundation for a mile from that point the break may Increase to an unlimited extent. All the plantations In the vicinity of the break are being submerged, and the tenants are leaving without saving any of their enects. Kentucky Mine Being Flooded. Dekoven, Ey., March 31. The rapid rise of the water in the mines here is causing great consternation. Immense quantities are being taken out, but still it increases. The main en trance to the mines is 3.300 feet deep, sloping 3 Inches to the yard from the top. Down this water ts rapidly nowing in great streams. while from the side entranoes come numerous smaller streams. Already tae water has risen about 120 feet in the main entrance, and a rise of 30 feet more will submerge the pumps and stop work. This would probably cause a coal famine in this Immediate country. The flood is caused by backwater from the onio River. Metropolis Appeals for Aid. Metropolis, 111., March 31. A relief com mittee has been appointed here, composed of some of the leading citizens, and an appeal has been sent to Gov. Flfer, asking him to take steps for the relief ot the people. It Is evident that the resources of the citizens will be In sufficient to meet the pressing necessities of the destitute. The wealthiest business men find their resources tax ed to meet their own needs. Workmen, however, were busy all day yesterday, preparing shelter for those whose houses- were destroyed. At Helena, Ark. Helena, Ark., March 31. The river came to a stand yesterday morning. The levees are In good condition and It is expected will stand the action ot the water, although a contribu tion has been taken up to further strengthen them. A boat load ot provisions was sent to the sufferers at Laconia Circle and a number of people have been brought to Helena from that place, having been rescued irom tne tops or Douses and trees. More trouble is causea by attempted incendiarism than by the flood. A Rise at Cairo, III. Caieo, 111., March 3L The Ohio River rose .4 of a foot In the last twenty-four hours. The gauge reads 48.1 feet. A heavy rain set In last night, and It Is now thought from present In dentions that the river will reach 50 feet here. The Iron Mountain and St. Louis, Arkansas & Texas Railroads are again shut out from Bird's Point, transferring their trains by way of Belmont. Vickabarg, Miss. Vicksbcro, Miss., March Bl. The water Is steadily advancing south from the Skipwith crevasse and several towns are being sur rounded. Trains have been abandoned be tween Greenville and Rolling Fork, leaving Greenville without communication except by river. Railroad tracks are la a very bad con dition. At lallulah, La., the farmers are planting. Protecting Levees. Washington, D. c, March 31. Secretary Proctor to-day authorized an additional ex penditure ot $27,500 for the protection of the levees of the Mississippi River In the flooded district. With the The choice of any ot the five beautiful pictures given to Daily "Want" advertisers in . yesterday's Sunday Post-Dis Also Free. patch will be given to "Want" advertisers in the Post-Dispatch every day this week. Free. ABOUT TOWN. Thk Xoonan Political Club will give a com pllinentary hop on Laster Monday night a fct. ratricu s nan. Kev. Father McCafferv, rector of St. Pat rick's Church, who has been at St. Angustlne. Fla. . for his health, has returned borne much improved in health. The Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fifteenth and Morgan streets, has let a contract to build a $6,000 steeple to take the place of the one carried off by the late cyclone. Berets. Shore and King of the Third District Station, yesterday received a quantity of passover cakes or unleavened bread Irom Sbeerlth Israel Church for tae poor. Tin; Wabash Railroad Co. Is building an Ice house, office, sfore-room. oil-house, freight department and rouna-nouse on tne tvaoaen Kailroad between bwearinger ana lutner ave nues in Lowell. The Mullanphy Emigrant Relief Fund has contracted foraa $10,u00 row of six flats of three rooms each on Eleventh and Mulanphy streets. 1 be property has hitherto been oc cupied by a lumber yard. Arrangements have been made to lay off Into lots the new suburb of Engelsyde, two miles this side of Baden, east of the Wabash Kailroad tracks. Work on the street Im provement has already begun. About $7,000 or $8,000 will be spent. Early thin morning, grip car. No. 30, of the Citizens' Cable Road, collided with street car. No. 7, of the Bellefontalne Railway at Tenth and Franklin avenue. The top of the street car was cracked and damaged to the amount of $10. No one was injured. Mr. O. L. Garrison was Injured by the wind storm last Thursdav afternoon, while inspect ing anme rerjalra that were Deine maue at ne Vulcan Iron Works, Carondelet. The accident m Igbt easily have been a serious one, nappuy it was not so ana ne is ous again auenuingio business. Thk Mock Congress, which has been meet ing at 2 p. m. every bunaay at tne soutneast corner of Eighth and Olive streets, at Its last meeting chanced the meeting time to b p. m. Saturdays. Next saturaay tney win discuss a Dill to adopt the single tax system for the District of Columbia. Yesterday afternoon, Horace Pipes. Elley Fisk and Henry Washington, colored, en gaged in a quarrel in a saloon at Tenth and Carr streets, Flsk drew a knife and but Pipes In the back and Pipes pulled a razor aud cut Washington across the face upon the top of the nose to the leit Blue oi tne necJc. All ol the parties were arrested. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Shattuo and son, Mr, F. M. Shattuc, of Cincinnati, are In the city en route home from the meetlnc of general oassenger agenis at tne uitr ot Mexico, 'lney are visiting friends and stopping at the South ern. Mr. V. U. bhattuc Is General Passenger 'Agent of the Ohio A Mississippi Railway, with headquarters at Cincinnati. Nancy Thomas, grand larceny In stealing a ouantitv oi jeweiry irom enran uui: Edward Coft and Henry Keith, buri larv in the second degree and larceny in break ing into the saloon of Billy Dexter. 8 North Theresa street, and stealing $50; Alex. Fresczemskl, violating the fcnnaay law; reter anaersoo. assault and bat tery on Joseph Hart wig; Joe Bell, assault and battery on jcneu jjonneisoc. TO SUCCEED DR. LAWS. Congressman Wilson Accepts the Presi- dency of the State University, Congressman Wilson of West Virginia has. It Is said, been offered and has accepted the Presidency of the State University o Missouri, the position from which Dr Laws was removed by the Legislature. Congressman Wm. Lyne Wilson was born In Jefferson County, Virginia. May 3, 1843. He Is a graduate of the Columbian College and also a -scholar of the University of Virginia, which he left in 1862 to enter the Confederate army. After the war he served as a professor of Latin in the Commercial College from 1S65 to 1871, studying law at the same time. On being admitted to the bar he began practice at Charleston, W. Va. In 1880 he was elected a delegate to the Demo cratic National Convention, and also as a Presidential elector. In 18S2 he became President of the University of West Virginia, but resigned in December, 1883, to take bis seat In Congress. He was re-elected and served the four following terms and was a member ot the Ways and Means Committee which prepared the Mills tariff bill. He always took an active part In debates of all kinds, but particularly on this measure. He was a regent of Smithsonian Institute from 1883 to 1887 and the degree of L.L. D. was conferred upon him In 1883 by the Columbian University. Obituary. Anna, 111., March 81 Ex-Mayor Cornwall Elrkpatrick, aged 75, a leading Republican, mason and Odd Fellow, is dead. A COUGH. What It Is and How Treated. It Should Be From the Youth's Companion. A cough is not a disease, but a symptom of disease. The body is a network ot nerves, and sometimes a cough is a response to a re mote Irritation some trouble in the ear, per haps, a disturbance in the intestines, or a pressure on some distant nerve. It may be due to enlarged tonsils, to a long nvnla, or to an Inflamed mucous membrane In any part of the air passages, from the back- month down through the bronohlal tubes In hysteria there la often a most unmistak able but useless cough, for which there is not the slightest reason. It Is a single loud Dart. wholly unlike the peculiar, rapid succession oi sounds beard in most other coughs, mere need be no alarm about it; it has no connesV- tion with any organic disease. Lverybody is laminar with tae spasmodic character of whooping cough the long, whooping inspiration, followed at length by the violent, repeated expirations. The spasm is wholly unlike that of astbma. it is conhned to the larynx, which It partially closes. l he catching, painful character of the cough or pleurisy is due to the iact tuat tne cougn presses the lungs against the inflamed, mem brane, the pleura, by wmcn tney are invested 'In asthma there Is a temporary spasmodic closure of the bronchial tubes, producing a sense of suffocation. As the spasm yields, there Is a copious expectoration of limpid mucus. In consumption the Irritation is not In the mucus membrane, but in the lung-substance. Hence, in the early stage of the disease, the cough is a mere "hack." there being little or nothing to raise ; the well-known cough of the later stage is connected with the ulcerous condition of the lungs. it is tee omce or the mucous membrane everywhere to secrete a thin, lubricating fluid. When this membrane Is Inflamed, the secretion is not only much Increased, but la changed In quality, becoming thick and tenacious. In inflammation of th9 bronchial membrane, as in bronchitis or a common cold, the cough is the only means of relieving the lungs of what otherwise might cause a fatal eoflocation. To arrest the cough, and leave the real trouble behind. would be to kill the patient. Much or our cougmug, however, is useless. By an effort of the will we may often overcome the tendency to it. As the larynx Is specially irritabl at such times, tho cold inbreathed air may bring on a useless coughing spelt. A sipping of linseed tea is here helpful by protecting the sensitive nerves irom tne air with a thin coating, and care should be taken to breathe through the nose, instead of through the mouth. A POINTER ON WAL'iZIXG. If Yon Know Torn Are a Poor Dancer, Why, Get a Heavy Partner See? From the Philadelphia North Amerlcaa. 'I want to give you a tip on dancing," said a flashily dressed man about town yesterday afternoon. "What is it?" he was asked. Simply this. There is hope for poor dancers. As poor dancers are legion this Is Important." 'Well, what Is the tip." 'Nothing more or less than this: If yon are a poor dancer, and of course you are. get a heavy partner who is also a good dancer." What sood will tbat do?" "All the good in the world. Ton are a light man I mean as far as physical weight is con cerned. lheglrlisa good dancer, ion eo swinging around with her. You are In doubt You waver just a little bit. Does a break occur? Not at all. The momentum keeps you moving. The heavy girl Dlesa her hearl swings you right around at the proper time ma place, lhe result is that spectators im agine you are a tip-top dancer, when if it hadn't been for the heavy girl your waltz would have ended disastrously. Domestic Slavery In the East. From the Pall Mall Gazette. The committee appointed to deal with the importation of black slaves into the Turkish and Persian dominions met in Brussels, writes the correspondent of the Manchester Guardian recently- A hot discussion Immediately be aan between Caratheodorl, Turkish Minister. and the President, M. Lambermont, on the Belgian scheme. Caratheodorl read the Turkish firman promulgated on December 30 prohibiting Importation, the traffic In, or the transit ci Diacs staves inroueuont otto man territory, and stated that Turkey was ready to indorse all the provisions of the Belgian scheme which were consistent with that firman, but would not touch nor allow to be touched the vested rights of the present slave oroprletors in Turkey, inasmuch as the said slaves were well treated and far happier than they would be if freed and returned to Airica. in snort, xuraey is ready to prevent and punish the Importation of fresh slaves, but strenuously opposes the lib eratlon of those now held. M. Lambermont pointed out that this would amount to ofU dally sanctioning tne principle oi slavery The debate was auiourneu. Moanwuile tbi committee voted clause 2, about which there was no dinerence, and which provides for the liberation and return to Africa of slaves inter cepted in course of transportation. Western Enterprise in New Tork. From the New Tork Press. . One of the remarkable things about public improvements in a great metropolis is that nearly all of them are projected or set on foot or carried out by men who come in from the outside. I was reminded of this fact yester day by hearing that the projected tunnel under the East River, to connect New Tork and Brooklyn, is backed and will be built by a Western contractor. Col. B. II. Hunt ot Kansas City. By the way, I understand tha the Equitable Life Assurance Society man agers are considering a proposition to have the New Tork terminus ot the big tunnel in the great sub-basement ot their building on Broadway. Roebllngwasa foreigner, whose home in this country, up to the time he protected the Brooklyn bridge. was in Trenton. W- C. Andrews, who has undertaken the steam beat and cable road problem, is a Western man also. Another Western engineer Is tunneling under the Hud son River, and I might go on with suoh ex amples Indefinitely. The reason for such things Is that New Yorkers grow habituated to looking away from New Tork for schemes and investments and leave to outsiders the discovery of big enterprise at our own doors. With the Daily Also Free. patch w 111 be The choice of any of the five beautiful pictures given to Want" advertisers In yesterday's Scsdat Posi-Dis- ghn isiwrc n to "Want", advertisers In the Posi-Disr, ca every day this week. Free. 40 THE TAKE PLEASURE IN CELEBRATING THE Fortieth jstistxtLsjjei OF THEIR MOST SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS CAREER, Founded By a Grand Decorative Display Throughout the House of Their Most Attractivo Selections. WE CORDIALLY INVITE THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO HONOR US WITH THEIR PRESENCE ON THIS ANNIVERSARY OCCASION. A QUEER LOCAL STORM. THE HEAVY FAIL OF SNOW YESTERDAY AND LAST NIGHT. The Heaviest Storm on Record in St. Louis People vsaIBg Knee Deep In the Beautiful S ot the Storm What the Sig nal Service Officers Say Reports From Other Points. The records f the Signal Service do not mention a snowstorm equal In violence or as peculiar as the one which has now continued for two days. The fall was the heaviest ever known here and the total precipitation up to the time of this morning's observation was two Inches of melted snow, which means twenty Inches unmelted. The peculiar feature of it was that it was almost entirely local, there being an equally heavy fall only at near points in Illinois. Last night there were few places in the country which reported any thing more than a light fall of snow or a sprin kle of rain, while St. Louis was baying the hardest snowstorm it ever knew. A little snow fell at Cairo, at Springfield and at Kansas City, but not much, and to-day It rained at Springfield. There was quite a fall of snow at Cairo this morning, and the last report was that they had five or six Inches of it there. Away off In the Northwest there were some storms, but nothing equal to the tall In St. Louis. Louisville reports seven Inches this morning, but Memphis and Little Rock have had only rain. The course of the storm was a conflict between low and a high barometer area In the West, and the low has split, a part coming this way while the other half lingered in the West. This second half Is now on its way here, and it will probably arrive with more snow about to-morrow There Is no prospect of clear weather before thlrty-slz honrs have passed. Why St. Louis and the surrounding territory alone received such a heavy snow Is a riddle, and it will be classed in the records as a meteorological phenomenon. The snow was wet and "nasty" and clung to the tracks In such a way that it delayed trains, and they were all Irom one to three hours late. Twenty Inches at Mascoutah. Bv TelesTsnri to the Post-Disp TCH. Maecotjtah, 111., March 31. Twenty Inches of snow has fallen here since yesterday morning. It Is the heaviest snow that has fallen in this section for years. All trains were late this morning, it being necessary to send light engines over the road to plow tne snow irom the track. At noon to-day it hae stopped snowing, and Is melting rapidly. Bottom farmers are considerably alarmed over the prospect of another flood. If rain should set in. and there is some prospect of It now, the damage to bottom farmers would be great. All Boads Blockaded. Bt Telegraph to the PosT-DlSPATCn. Nashvills), 111., March SI. The biggest fall of snow Blnce 1866 fell here yesterday and last night. It commeneed snowing at 9 a. m. yes- terdav and continued seventeen hours. The snow lies twenty-one Inches deep, actual measurement on the dead level, lioads are all blockaded, trains are late everywhere and several sheds and porebes In this city have been crushed by the tremendous weight rest ing on them. Heavy at Bit. Vernon. By Telegraph to the Post-Dispatch. Mt. Vbesos. 111.. March 31. The heavies snow of the season fell In this section yester day and last night. It commenced snowing in the morning and snowed most of last night. Many farmers have sown oats, but It Is not thought any damage will result from the snow, of which fully twenty-three Inches have fallen. i At Marlssa, III. By Telerranh to the Post-Dispatch. MARxssa, 111., March 31. A blinding snow storm began here yesterday at 10:30 a. m. and continued till this morning, measuring twenty-one inches deep at 6 o'clock. Sheds, awnings and roofs are breaking under the heavy weight, and old settlers claim It the deepest ever seen here. Apt and Pertinent. From the Atchison Globe. It is policy for a homely woman to be good. Luxury and Frugality are neighbors, but tney never speaa. Often where the latchstrinz Is out. vou ill find tbat dinner Is out, too. Never judge a woman's cooking bv the cake sue tas.ee to a cuurcu social. Before marriage, the man Is the lealons one: alter warringa, it tuo woman. Somehow it is so much easier to say "It serves mm ngut, tuan to say --it serves you right. - Success Is kept so busy perching on different banners that it is no wonder tbat its eggs do not of tener hatch out. A man never knows what a roll of monev ha has until he disappears and reads what the newspapers say of him. How foolish the party of the night before to the man who has to get up before he has bad his sleep the next morning. Accent on the "Gentlemen." From the Detroit Free Press. There were seven men standing on the rear platform of a Gratiot avenue car, and every one of thana was smoking, when a woman signalled the conductor to stop. He held the door open, but she stood and surveyed the crowd for a moment, and, as no one moved, she sweetly requested: "Conductor, won't you please knock out one side of the ear, so that I can get out without disturbing those gentlemen?" IN DRY GOODS COMPANY OP l.'l ARE In need of a Suit, Spring Overcoat or a pair of Single rants! If yon are, it trill pay you to gire us a call before buying elsewhere, as we will sell yon a first-class Merchant Tailor Made Garment for less than one-half the price you will pay your tailor. A few of our prices t For SIO Suits that were made to order for $29 For 15 Suits that were made to order for 30 For 23 Suits that were made to order for 40 For 25 Suits tfiat were made to order for 50 For 30 Suits tiiat were made to order for 60 For 35 Suits that were made to order for 70 Opposite Post-Offlce. LEGEND OF THE IRISH KINGS. One Turned His Attention to Music and the Other to Poetry. There is a fragment ot the Psaltair of Cashel, an old, old Gaelic poem, which tells how the first two kings of Ireland divided the arts of poetry and music between them, one winning poetry for his people In the North, the other music for his Southern subjects. -Thus runs the poem, roughly translated: ' The two sons of Spain of bright renown, conquered Erin and Alba. Along with them hither came a comely poet and a harper. Cir, son of Sis, was the yellow-haired poet. the harper's name was (Juidnnd. These kings of many battles, they made a merry contention. And gayly they cast lots tor the two great craftsmen. Until to IUber, King of the South, fell the tuneful, accomplished minstrel. Sweetness of string went with him, the mak ing oi love or of valor. In the South of Erin are found these things. with the proud race of Heber. And so It shall be forever. There fell to Heremon, King of the North land, the poet, the writer of legends. With all his noble gifts, and it Is ever the boast of the Northern That with his race has ever remained tame In song and grace in story. And forever the North is the land of the poet. No doubt the above verses were eunz to his harp by some courtier bard who desired to propitiate both North and South by assigning to each some envied attribute. A Curious Industrial Field. From the New Tork Sun. "The wax mines or ozokerit deposits of Eastern Galicia, which a syndicate of Ameri can capitalists have leased or purchased," said D. M. Fox of Pennsylvania, who recently returned from the oil fields of Austro-Hun- gary. "form one of the most curious fields of Industry imaginable. They are at and around Boryslaw, which is also the center ot tho East ern oil district of tbat part of Austria. They have been for generations In the possession of Polish Jews of the most avaricious class, who have worked them In the most primitive manner. The wax lies in beds like clay, at depths oi from am to 6uu leet. Shafts are suna to the beds. The sides are curbed with tim bers. but in such a careless and unscientific wav tbat they are constantly caving In and burying workmen In the depths. From four to six men are killed In this way every week. The owners of the mines persistently refuse to go to the expense of making their shafts safe, and tne laborers are at tneir mercy. The rsorysiaw wax neia is oniy nriy acres in extent, and upon tbat lo.oou shafts have been sunk. Twelve thousand men live and work on that tract. The owners ot the deposits have made immense fortunes from the product, as it is very valuable, bringing 8 cents a pound at the pits. Its use until within a lew years was confined solely to makiug candles, but the manifold uses to which paraffine has been adapted has given tnls Gallclan deposit a much wider utility. The region is intensely Catholic, and - holy days are constantly occurring, ' -noon which occasions vast numbers of candles are used. The ozokerit lies in veins sixteen inches tblch. It Is dug out with shovels and raised from the shaft with buckets and windlass. The owners are the only merchants, bankers and hotel keepers in tha-reglon. Everything le mortgaged to them. The men shave their beads, leaving only a tuft of hair at each temple. The women also shave their beads, wearing mohair wigs instead ot their natural head covering. "There is more in this primitive field of mineral wax passing into- the control of Amerloan capital than appears on the surface. These deposits have Interfered In no small de- ?;ree with the market for American paraffine a European markets, and Atnerioan parafiine is an important product. The men who will control this Gallclan natural paraffins are greatly Interested in tba American artificial parsmne, ana taey mteau to nave tne iui in one way it they can't in another." ''The Kangaroo Acclimated la Eoglaad. From the London Daily News. The problem whether Kangaroos can do acclimated In England appears to have been solved at Trlng Park by a very simple proeeas. Hitherto It seems to have been assumed that the onlv chance of keeping kangaroos In our climate" is to rear them on the principle which , to use a vulgar couoqunuiuj, known as "coddling." They have accord ingly been kept and tended in pens or small inclosnres. as we see them In tne lie- gent's park. At Trlng l'ark, however, ao-mril Imitotha Interesting account of Mr. W ai- tr Rntnsrhild. thev have been simply turned loose In the para ana wooas ana tne espnri- ment has proved remarkably successful, f 11-taen vears since the lata Baron de Rotbsehlld ..if.,vAr,fl r n nrftin KinvirflA.. not ina UKia and young one were uniortunate'y poisoned i USiNESS. YOU SPRING OVERCOATS For $ 8.C3 . - - -That were made for 513 For 10.00 That were made for 22 For I2.G0 Tbat were made for 2-For 15.50 - -That were made for o . For 20.00 That were made for 4u For 22.50 -That wore made for 45: t Open Evenings Until 9. by eating laurel a danger which Engl';. 92 kangaroo-breeders will do well to no; jj Of late, however, the experiment 1 joo been renewed with success. Thev i loo found, we are told, to breed freely, and the 225 are now to be seen in Tring park twenty-eigb,gO of thirty native kangaroos, including the rei?5 and black species, Bennett's wallaby, the!'! black wallaby, and the larger macropla.i. generally Known as "the giant kangaroo." In the face of such facts there can be little doubt tbat this curious creature is destined to rank among our most famllar domestic ani mals. CHICAGO AND NEW YORK. Some Social Distinctions Between the Two Cities. From the Chics fro Herald. A woman who has studied the question a good bit was speaking to me the other day of the difference between New Tork and Chicago cafe etiquette. "In Chicago." she said, "no lady thinks of taking a glass of wine at a pub lic restaurant. Should she order wine for ber luncheon at Kinsley's or the Richelieu she would be socially ostracised. At Del's or the Brunswick here the reverse Is true. It is a common affair to see ladles order wine at either ot these places and nothing is thought of it." The New lorK feminine swell never goes to the opera or to an assembly with a man. She goes with ber maid, unless she is to be of a party. A veritable sensation was made the other night at the opera by the appearance ot a sweet creature who came in In the middle of the second act accompanied by ber maid. The lady waa lair to look upon and her frock was very smart, but she had, as it were, laid herself out on her Dorcas. The maid was a very pretty girl, several years younger than her lady. She wore the stiffest and smartest of caps, ana ss sue supped on her cape showed to an awe-ptricken audience that she wore a black stuff gown, high-necked, but with shoulder sleeves. Long black gloves were worn, which did not quite reach the shoulders and which left an Inch or two ot the pretty bare arms exposed. There really seems to be no valid reason why a maid should not expose ber anatomy as well as her mistress, but it is an innovation, to say tho least. Blse and Fall In the Kivers For the twenty-four honrs ending at 8 a. m. All observations taken at the 75th meridian time. ' St. Loris, March 31, 1890. Stations. Iner:H'g"tof Due. Water. Change 22 1L0 to .9 8H 1.0 -O. 4r 4i-tj -S.4 2i 31.7 -3.5 ! 30.3 -10.3 3(1 10.7 -a. 3 7 18 -0.7 2 3.4 0.0 lrt 3.l -0.3 15 8.0 -0.6 34 4.0 -0.1 21 6.'7 -i'.8 an J4.n -o.a 40 4.l tO.f 34 o6.2 -O.S 22 4.0 -o.m 23 11.6 -a 3 41 46.3 -O 3 29 26.2 -0.4 13 15.6 -0.4 5.4 0 5 5.0! -O.ft 10.0 tO -4 14. a.O -0.7 t Pittsbnrg , Parkercborg CinrlunaU - Lonlsvllle Nashville Chattanooga St. Paul La Crosse Dubuoue , Davenport ...... Keosuit Omaha ., Kaunas City St. Louis Cairo ... Memphis Helena Fort Mnittl Little Hock Vlckshurg; Stirsvepnrt . ... New Orleans..,. Hermann Louisiana I'eorla. Ill Decatur. Ala-- Arlington ... . Grand Towsr .. tRise. -Fall. No river word received, x He low gauge. Below aero of gauge. e W. H. Hammox. P"-r4-snt Plgnel Cnrps. 1T. A. prmg liiedicine Sesms more than ever a aecesslty this sasoo, after the mild, anbealthful winter, and the nnezpected prevalence of influenza, pneumonia, typhoid fever, etc, leaving nearly evervbody weak, exhaostsd and tired. Hood's Sarsapartlla la Jest the medicine to overcome that tired feeling, to baud up year whole system, purify your blood. Impart a good appetite and promote heal by digestion. Try It this spring. . Mood's - Sarsaparilla Sold by all druicsisu. by C L HOOD A CO. 31; UfcSS. , Lowell. Mas. Prepared only 100 Doses Ono Dollar n-

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